Photography is an incredible medium for conferring magic qualities on representations of the real world: it makes improbable situations possible, transfigures the obvious, and gives form to mental landscapes.
During this workshop designed by Maia Flore as an experimental laboratory you will be given the opportunity to experiment with the widest possible range of photographic mises-en-scÃ¨ne. To achieve this we shall use texts, sketches, dreams, play on words, clothes and accessories, as well as a wide variety of different materials chosen by the participants.
By using this varied tool box we shall freely play with images by creating interactions with our environment, or by placing objects and devising different postures. We shall thus seek to create beautiful and original pictures which correspond to your aesthetic, philosophical, and poetic sensibilities.
Information and Programm
MaÃ®tre de stage
Lieu et Dates
VU' Agence & Galerie, HÃ´tel Paul Delaroche, 58 rue Saint-Lazare, 75009 Paris
Les 09, 10 et 11 Octobre 2015
(ven: 14h-20h / sam: 10h-20h / dim: 10h-18h)
Born in 1988, in France. She is currently living in Paris.
Graduated from Ecole des Gobelins in 2010, she joined Agence VU' in 2011.
Her approach fits into a research of coincidences between reality and her imagination. Her world is a complete fabrication in form of touching and enchanting narrations, even surrealistic.
This is in Sweden she begins her first series "Sleep Elevations", a journey that indulges in childhood memories.
During the summer of 2012, while her first residence in Finland, Maia Flore explores new methods of representation and narration.
These researches will then continue at the Arts Center of Berkeley, California. Resulting two series (Situations and Morning Sculptures) that continue to explore the feelings of confusion in which the photographer places her characters as her audience.
She is exposed for the first time in February 2011 at the festival Circulation (s) of the Young European Photography in Paris.
More recently, as part of a White Card from Atout France and the French Institute, Maia Flore depicts the French heritage through her dreamy world in the series "Imagine France â€“ Le voyage fantastique" actually exposed all over the world.
Along with her own work, she also responds to commands for the press and the private or public cultural sector.
In 2015, she wins Le prix HSBC pour la photographie.
Limited to a maximum of 12 people.
You can receive a pre-enrollement form by contacting:
Mathias Nouel / +33(0)1 53 01 85 84 / firstname.lastname@example.org
This latter will have to be sent - at the latest - 20 days prior to the beginning of the workshop. It must be accompanied by a postal check OR a bank transfert* of 50% of the total fee, and addressed to the order of: Agence VUâ€™. * the potential bank fees are in charge of the participant
Once the Agency receive the form, your enrollement to the workshop will be confirmed by email. Then, you will be requested to pay the rest of the amount due within 10 days before the beginning of the workshop.
Reproduction and diffusion autorisation
The workshop participant authorizes Agence VUâ€™ to reproduce and distribute:
- Any photographs of him or her taken during the workshop.
- The photographs and that have been chosen in a common agreement with the course leader.
These images will be used as documents in the framework of any communication material to advertise the workshops (on varied aid; internet, paperâ€¦). The participant renounce to ask for any compensation if any of her or his images were to be used in the communication of the workshops.
Participants who cancel 30 days before the beginning of the workshop will be given a 100% refund of their deposit. Participants who cancel between 30 and 15 days before the beginning of the workshop will be given a 50% refund of their deposit. Participants who cancel less than 15 days before the beginning of the workshop will not be given a refund except in cases of force majeure.
Agence VU' reserves the right to cancel a workshop. In case of a cancelation, Agence VU will propose, in agreement with the concerned people, the possibility to take part in another workshop. In case no solution can be found, Agence VU will reimburse the fees to the participants.